Using the Web's Infinite Newshole

The Web has become a great secondary outlet for journalists frustrated by the space constraints in newspapers or the time constraints on air. This week New York Times technology columnist David Pogue wrote more than 2,000 words about MacWorld in his first draft, but had to cut nearly half of it to fit the newspaper’s newshole. “What a shame, I thought, to have to cut so much interesting secondary information – and what luck to have an e-mail column where I can put it!” he wrote. And so he penned a companion e-mail column, writing “what I would have added had I had the space, with quotations from the printed review for reference.”

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